Evergreen Montessori School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (301)942-5979
Evergreen School is located in the Hughes United Methodist Church at Plyers Mill and Georgia Ave. The school is not affiliated with any church or denomination.
Evergreen School is located in the Hughes United Methodist Church at Plyers Mill and Georgia Ave. The school is not affiliated with any church or denomination.
Classroom reading at Evergreen School. A great way to share the love of reading.
Camp at Evergreen School. Crafts, games, drama, cooking, science, sports and more.
Evergreen is located in the historic Hughes Church building between Silver Spring, Kensington and Wheaton, MD. Our extensive facilities?? indoors and out?? provide a beautiful setting for every learning activity.
Art is a fundamental part of the curriculum as is music, cooking, PE, Spanish and library.
For cognitive development, there are huge benefits to the multi-age classroom. It is clear that children learn from one another; they learn by observing and interacting.  Younger children learn cognitive and social skills not just through hands-on work, but also by observing classmates. In our Elementary room, collaborative learning is a cornerstone.
As AMI says, in Montessori spaces '[g]reat care has been taken to create a learning environment that will reinforce the child's independence and natural urge toward self-development.?' For this reason, Evergreen undertook a major enhancement project to an area central to our children?'s development that is the first floor restroom.
For many years the Evergreen Playgarden has been recognized as one of the best all-natural play spaces in Montgomery County.  Now, our outdoor area has become an even more important part of our program.  The space has been enhanced to better serve as a location for environmental education and more.
How do you fill your home with warmth, love, kindness and respect? It is never too early to
introduce Montessori ideas to your baby.
Ask any Evergreen student to find her heart, and she'll immediately put a hand to her chest.
Our children seem to naturally know that the heart is the center of life and love.  It is the same way with our school.  Ask any parent where to find the heart of Evergreen and consistently you'll hear: 'it's the teachers.'
  • At Evergreen, we believe in self-paced learning, caring teachers and small class size.
  • Students experience the joy of discovery in an intimate and engaging classroom setting.
  • Our Montessori program develops independence and provides a great foundation of academic skills. We have been educating children in Montessori tradition since 1964. We pride ourselves in the racial and cultural diversity of our student body.
  • We have been recognized as the most culturally diverse school in the Maryland Association of Independent Schools.
  • In addition, we are committed to being good stewards of the environment.
  • We are an EPA designated "green school" and our rain garden won a sustainability award.
  • Our strong academic program begins in our two-year old program.
  • Academics are balanced by visual and performing arts as well as Spanish and Physical Education.  Extended day program and summer camp available.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association of Independent Maryland And DC Schools (JAIMS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-3
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1964

Student Body

Total Students 180 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 33%
Students by Grade Evergreen Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $16,450
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director jdemarchi@evergreenschool.com


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. cooking, crafts, dance, drama, music, music, soccer cooking, crafts, dance, drama, music, music, soccer,

School Notes

  • Outstanding Montessori curriculum
  • Small classes
  • Caring, experienced faculty
  • EPA designated Green School
  • Award-winning Rain Garden
  • Expansive gym, libary, music and science rooms
  • Creative science and art summer camp
  • Convenient location to Silver Spring, Kensignton and Wheaton
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School Reviews

5  1/31/2013
At Evergreen, we believe that first years of life are the most important. There is no time when a person experiences more cognitive, social and emotional growth. Not only are children developing the intellectual skills they need for academic success, they are developing the patterns of independence, confidence and a relationship to the world that will forever influence who they are. See our website to learn more about us and why the Montessori approach is so effective at Evergreen School. You are welcome to schedule a visit, too. Regards, John DeMarchi, Head of School
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